Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches with Elucidations. Early Kings of Norway

Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches with Elucidations. Early Kings of Norway

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... "near Mansfield; " just starting for Nottingham, to arrive there that night. From Nottingham, by Coventry, by Stratford and Evesham, to "the southeast side of Worcester," rallying Country forces as we go, will take till Thursday next. Here at Stratford on the Wednesday, eve of that, is a Letter accidentally preserved. LETTER CLXXXI. DUBITATING Wharton, he also might help to rally forces; his name, from " Upper Winchington in Bucks," or wherever he may be, might do something. Give him, at any rate, a last chance.--"Tom Westrow," here accidentally named; once a well-known man, familiar to the Lord General and to men of worth and quality; now, as near as may be, swallowed forever in the Night-Empires;--is still visible, strangely enough, through one small chink, and recoverable into daylight as far as needful. A Kentish man, a Parliament Soldier once, named in military Kent Committees; sat in Parliament too, recruiter for Hythe, though at present in abeyance owing to scruples. Above all, he was the Friend of poor George Wither, stepson of the Muses; to whom in his undeserved distresses he lent beneficent princely sums; and who, in poor splay-footed doggerel, --very poor, but very grateful, pious, true, and on the whole noble, --preserves some adequate memory of him for the curious.1 By this chink Tom Westrow and the ancient figure of his Life, is still recoverable if needed. Westrow, we find by good evidence, did return to his place in Parliament; '--quitted it too, as Wither informs us, foreseeing the great Catastrophe; and retired to country quiet, up the River at Teddington. Westrow and the others returned: Wharton continued to dubitate;--and we shall here take leave of him. "Poor...show more

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  • English
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